Exchanging Vodka for Tequila in a typical Cosmopolitan recipe results in the Rude Cosmopolitan cocktail. But make no mistake, this is a genuine Margarita variation in disguise, and its a fantastic mixed drink As Simon Difford says in his Sauce Guide: "Don't let the pink appearance of this Cosmopolitan fool you into thinking its a fluffy cocktail. It's both serious and superb".
A backlit Rude Cosmopolitan with a floated Orange zest cocktail.
Fill a Coupette glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with a flamed orange zest.